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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By riseric
One week ago

Last week, Monday 22 November I reported my first flight.
The Vans page was already at 10999.
I'm pretty sure many others reported first flights so it's most probable that the number is higher.
Let's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By riseric
Thank you everyone. Subsequent flights just...

Thank you everyone.
Subsequent flights just confirm how WOW this airplane is !!
Just over 4 hours done, mostly breaking-in the engine, calibrating the AOA and compass and enjoying the ride.



Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By riseric
First Flight C-GEMQ

Saturday early morning, November 20th 2021
RV-8 C-GEMQ took to the skies for the first time !!!

Flew beautifully for 40 minutes.
1/4 to 1/2 ball on the right to correct and maybe a little heavy...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,086
Posted By riseric
RV-16, Two RV-8 fuselages joined together,...

RV-16,
Two RV-8 fuselages joined together, somewhat like this guy !!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By riseric
Sincerest condolences and warm thoughts to all...

Sincerest condolences and warm thoughts to all family and close ones.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 814,522
Posted By riseric
Hi Don, weather prediction being a iffy science...

Hi Don, weather prediction being a iffy science at best, I'm hoping this Saturday morning, close to dawn for first flight.
I'm at Neuville airport, CNV9, about 10 NM west of Quebec City airport.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 814,522
Posted By riseric
Ready to fly

Status:
After roughly 2800 build hours and 15000 rivets, RV-8 C-GEMQ is ready to fly !!
I just received the Special Certificate Of Airworthiness so first flight is around the corner.
Waiting for...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By riseric
Magnetic Direction Indicator

I respectfully disagree...
Screen shots of poages 2 and 3 of document C-18 talking specifically about magnetic direction indicators.
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By riseric
C-18

If you haven't already, refer to document C-18 of the MD-RA.
All requirements and definitions concerning compass and magnetic sensor/magnetometer are there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,977
Posted By riseric
I broke a An fitting in a brake master...

I broke a An fitting in a brake master cylinder...:eek:
Then, I broke a bolt extractor in the broken fitting...:mad:
Both times using hand tools.

(I must say that the extractor was manufactured in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By riseric
As described in the signature below, 1124 lb

As described in the signature below,
1124 lb
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By riseric
As Paul did, I stored mine with the ailerons...

As Paul did, I stored mine with the ailerons attached, taped to the wing and the pushrod blocked with clamps.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 10-29-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By riseric
Thanks Geaorges for these well made points. All...

Thanks Geaorges for these well made points. All makes sense.
Not flying yet and about to do TW training.


Would a passenger and bagage in the back of a 4 or 8 increase the tendency to ground loop as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,396
Posted By riseric
FWIW, I completed my build in Quebec City......

FWIW, I completed my build in Quebec City... Needless to say, it is cold here in winter...
What I did to work through winter is equip the hangar with a remote/programmable thermosthat controling the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-17-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By riseric
There's one NACA scoop on the left side of the...

There's one NACA scoop on the left side of the fuselage...
And one under the right wing...
Hence 2 scoops and 2 vents + some tubing and clamps in the kit
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Tom just beat me to it... What if the fitting is...

Tom just beat me to it...
What if the fitting is defective???
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By riseric
The float being at the lowest area of the tank...

The float being at the lowest area of the tank (think diedhral angle), it will be at its most elevated point (ie:touching the top skin) when the tank is about 3/4 full.
During my calibration, after...
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By riseric
I confirm what is said above. Disable the current...

I confirm what is said above.
Disable the current fault monitoring on the VP-X trim power pin.
VP-X will protect the circuit normally to the value you entered in its setup.
On my setup, the trim will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By riseric
I have the Crow 5 point. Awesome quality. Outside...

I have the Crow 5 point. Awesome quality.
Outside of gentleman airbatics, think about turbulence. You'll be glad with the crotch strap keeping your butt nice and solid on the seat.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By riseric
Exactly as in post #1

Hi Ken,
I unplugged the trim wires from the VP-X and re-wired as per Dynon.
Just what I posted in the #1 post above.
All works well !!

Hope this helps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By riseric
My 2650 lbs GW Cutlass has #3 brake lines. More...

My 2650 lbs GW Cutlass has #3 brake lines. More than enough braking pressure.
The RV-8 is as per plans, all #4 lines.
Forum: Canada 10-06-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,478
Posted By riseric
C18E

Drifting from the gascolator issue but in line from how MD-RA and TCCA interpret the regs.

MD-RA form C18E, page 3:

Below are the applicable paragraphs from the Canadian Aviation Regulation.
Part...
Forum: Primers 10-03-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By riseric
Is it Stewart's System??? In that case, as per...

Is it Stewart's System???
In that case, as per their instructions it's maximum 6 hours between etching and priming.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Thanks Dan

Thanks Dan, I believe this explains it all.
I recently noticed a slight weeping from one lower Grove caliper fitting despite re-sealling with 567.
Not saying that the Grove machined NPT ports are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Thanks Martin, I suspected that... :cool:

Thanks Martin, I suspected that... :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Particular Tap ?

So, to tap a NPT thread, would that require a particular tap or a standard one is good to go ??
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Correction

I have to correct my previous post where I stated using Permatex #2.
I used in fact Permatex Hydraulic Sealant #54550
Still, that sealant failed in 1 of 8 location, (Master cylinders, Calipers, Gear...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Sorry to hear that Martin, FWIW, I have the Grove...

Sorry to hear that Martin, FWIW, I have the Grove Airfoiled also, and once did remove and re-install the gears because I had not sealed the fittings originally.
I then used Permatex #2, on the gears...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By riseric
Grainger

Try Grainger
https://www.grainger.ca/en/search/?searchBar=true&text=tubing+1%2F4+od&nls=NLSAA_7&statusCode=NLSAA_7%7C95.0%25#


I found a lot of difficult to find hardware and tools there when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By riseric
Does it increase the value of a sale??? Maybe,...

Does it increase the value of a sale???
Maybe, maybe not.
I would suggest that it could help a lot in closing a deal with a prospective buyer...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By riseric
FWIW, for my fuel and oil pressures, I have 2...

FWIW, for my fuel and oil pressures, I have 2 identical Kavlico "fluid pressure sensors". They are not specifically labelled for fuel or oil.
Both rated 0-150 PSI. Both feed the EMS that feed the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,948
Posted By riseric
Nice job Peter !!! :cool:

Nice job Peter !!! :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,906
Posted By riseric
Hi Craig, I personnally never saw that particular...

Hi Craig, I personnally never saw that particular screw type in a RV-8 kit.
Could come from an accessory or option installed by the builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,021
Posted By riseric
Scotches, Gins, Vodkas, Tequilas,... ;) yes,...

Scotches, Gins, Vodkas, Tequilas,... ;) yes, there's a lot of different alcohol choices around...:eek:
I was obviously talking about rubbing/isopropyl alcohol.
Best then, the 99.9% version.
I did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,021
Posted By riseric
With Alcohol ???

With Alcohol ???
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,632
Posted By riseric
Go around?

Hi Mike, on top of the killer looks, I confirm that the bottom cowl is easy to remove/install with the MT. I do it alone with help from a padded stool.

I did hear/read a few times now of suggestions...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By riseric
The sensor itself might be the issue... But make...

The sensor itself might be the issue...

But make sure your EMS setting matches your sensor's range of PSI
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By riseric
Sensor vs Display?

On top of testing the oil pressure with reliable mechanical gauge to find the real numbers, I would also check the sensor vs the display.
When I adjusted the fuel pressure regulator on my setup, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By riseric
Suggestion

Suggestion,
To have a mobile mechanical pressure gauge in the cockpit, fabricate an extension line that connects at the end of the pressure line that normally feeds the oil pressure sender.
Connect...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By riseric
Wow that's impressive, I would not have thought...

Wow that's impressive, I would not have thought it possible to do that at home.
What did you use as tools and product?? How much time to do 1 leg?

I have the Grove Airfoiled, bought in 2014,...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,478
Posted By riseric
Thanks Les

Thanks Les,
I am just about ready for final inspection and don't have a gascolator as I have 2 filters (90 and 10 microns) and as for water, the tank drains are my lowest points in the fuel system.
...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By riseric
Electrical connectors??

I would investigate the electrical continuity from the source of the signal to the EMS and your grounds???
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By riseric
I confirm that Throttle handle closed=throttle...

I confirm that Throttle handle closed=throttle butterfly closed :)

I have no mixture cable.
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By riseric
My intentions

My intention concerning the ground runs, and what I understand from different sources is that the least and shortest ground runs are best.

On the first start, idle/1000 RPM to warm the oil, confirm...
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By riseric
Thanks Mickey, that's all good advice, I like the...

Thanks Mickey, that's all good advice, I like the straps from the upper gear legs to under the car wheels idea. The plane will be ready for flight.



I will have 2 observers, one on each...
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By riseric
Timely post

First engine start is within a few days for me.
My brakes are operational and I plan to tie the tailwheel to a big tie-down cement block or a sizeable farm tractor if available.
Front wheel chocks or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By riseric
Just make certain that possible vibration will...

Just make certain that possible vibration will not have the line touch or rub on the bracket.
Another Adel on the line, attached to the bracket maybe???
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
Confirmed The Airfoiled Gear has an internal oil...

Confirmed
The Airfoiled Gear has an internal oil line in the leg.
And no fairings needed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,709
Posted By riseric
What Tom said. Unknowingly, I originally...

What Tom said.
Unknowingly, I originally installed those fittings dry.
After putting the hydraulic oil in, yep, they leaked.
Removed the legs, sealed the fittings reinstalled the legs and no more...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By riseric
I don't fear the inspection or the inspector, I'm...

I don't fear the inspection or the inspector, I'm confident the RV-8 is up to standard and if something comes up, that's good, and it will be corrected.
I have a few builders and a couple licenced...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By riseric
Final Inspection MD-RA

Question for my fellow Canadian builders.
I am nearing the final MD-RA inspection and wishing a smooth experience as much as possible. I tend to (over) stress/worry especially around...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By riseric
Interesting but...

Interesting read but there's no mention of mixture adjustments during or after break-in.
I only presume to run it rich enough to keep the temps in control during break-in???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By riseric
Isn't 6lbs = 1.0% of 600lbs ???

Isn't 6lbs = 1.0% of 600lbs ???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By riseric
The scales suggested by Galin are accurate to 0.2...

The scales suggested by Galin are accurate to 0.2 pounds each at the 660lbs setting. That's 0.03%.

Anyone know how accurate are aircraft scales???
Forum: Autopilots 08-10-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By riseric
If they did the install, that's the right thing...

If they did the install, that's the right thing to do and they should find/correct your issue.
Thanks for reporting back and good luck.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By riseric
Outside the box

Thinking outside the proverbial box here...
Could the oil filter flange and/or its threads on the engine (and not the filter itself) be partly or entirely responsible for your issue???
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By riseric
Oil or no oil on gasket

Not at the hangar but do I recall that on my Tempest filters it states to NOT oil the gasket???
I use them on the Cessna and never had issues...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By riseric
Classic Aero Design

I went with Classic Aero Design Aviator seats
Leather with heated elements.
I can only say that like others, I attest to the quality, fit and comfort of the seats.
Top notch and Jereme is sweet to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By riseric
Cork?

:D


+1 on what Mickey said.

Mine are bare for now (primer only), and I'm thinking of installeing some 1/8 to 3/16 thick cork.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By riseric
Never too many tools

I started with an extended kit from Cleveland that was quite comprehensive.
Then I added, added, added, and added...
Heck I'm just about to have the final inspection done and I bought some tools...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By riseric
Upper longerons

Here's where I installed mine. On the top longerons.

The mid longerons would interfere with the elevator pushrod while the lower longerons might interfere with the rudder cables.

Don't forget to...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,993
Posted By riseric
Aluminum window screen

I think I "lost" the supplied 3X3 screens in a move.
I found some aluminum window screens, bought the smallest size (24X24 inches) and cut my own.
I installed one on the NACA for the pilot vent.
I...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,546
Posted By riseric
Valid point !

Yes, valid point low wing vs high wing vs rudder authority is to be considered.

And yes, "demonstrated crosswind" is not a limitation per se.
Maximum crosswind may have many factors...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,546
Posted By riseric
Maximum slip??

Isn't the maximum demonstrated crosswing capabality where in a slip into the wind you're at maximum rudder??
If at max rudder and wing low into the wind you're still drifting away from center line,...
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